The Reds Tale

November 21, 2019

From the Desk of the High School Principal-Mr. Tom Roote

Remember the story, Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson about each little thing we do goes out, like a ripple, into the world? Since we are into November, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to look for opportunities to inspire you to send out a few ripples. Let this story from Readers Digest inspire your actions:

  • "When Mrs. Klein told her first graders to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful, she thought how little these children, who lived in a deteriorating neighborhood, actually had to be thankful for. She knew that most of the class would draw pictures of turkeys or of bountifully laden Thanksgiving tables. That was what they believed was expected of them. What took Mrs. Klein aback was Douglas’s picture. Douglas was so forlorn and likely to be found close in her shadow as they went outside for recess. Douglas’s drawing was simply this: A hand, obviously, but whose hand? The class was captivated by his image. 'I think it must be the hand of God that brings us food,' said one student. 'A farmer,” said another, 'because they grow the turkeys.' 'It looks more like a policeman, and they protect us.' 'I think,' said Lavinia, who was always so serious, 'that it is supposed to be all the hands that help us, but Douglas could only draw one of them.' Mrs. Klein had almost forgotten Douglas in her pleasure at finding the class so responsive. When she had the others at work on another project, she bent over his desk and asked whose hand it was. Douglas mumbled, 'It’s yours, Teacher.' Then Mrs. Klein recalled that she had taken Douglas by the hand from time to time; she often did that with the children. But that it should have meant so much to Douglas. Perhaps, she reflected, it is not the material things given unto us, but the small ways that we give something to others."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Contact me at or 315-332-3250.

From the Desk of the Assistant Principal-Mrs. Robyn Ross


Contact me at or 315-332-3270.

From the Desk of the Administrative Intern-Mr. Jason Dentel

I saw this on Social Media this past week and thought it had a nice message as families head into break: What's in your cup?

You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere.

Why did you spill the coffee?

"Well because someone bumped into me, of course!"

Wrong answer.

You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup.

Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.

Whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out.

When life comes along and shakes you, which WILL happen, whatever is inside you will come out. It's easy to fake it, until you get rattled.

Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?

Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and impulsive reactions?

You choose!

Contact me at or 315-332-3255.

Mash Up

On Tuesday, November 26 we will run a normal bell schedule until dismissal at 10:15 am.

Fall 2019 Drama Club Newsletter

Check out edition 2 of our Counseling Office News: The Fox Files.

The Reds Tale Archives:

Social Emotional Learning and the Plan for Excellence

We talk a great deal about integrating Social and Emotional Learning or SEL into our classrooms. Upcoming, we will hear more about Classroom Practice #5. I hope you get as excited about it as I do as it is a nice road map that supports integration!

Instructional Corner


1:1 Device News and Notes

Mobile Device Handbook kernel of wisdom of the week, "Loaner devices may be issued to students when their devices are being repaired. This process will happen via the building library check-in/out system."

Document Sharing Space

Calendar Share

Tuesday, November 26. Donuts and Bagels in the Staff Room.

Wednesday, December 11, January 15, February 12, March 11, April 15, May 13 and June 10. College Wear Wednesday. Contact S Gardner.

First Tuesday of each month. Staff Meeting. Contact T Roote

Thursday, April 30. Capstone Day. Contact D Barry, K Ganter or R Ross

TBD. NHS Program/No WTCC Program. Contact R Ross

Upcoming Field Trips

  • Wednesday, March 4: Monroe County Math League meet. 7:30-3:00 pm. Contact: Lori Reed.
  • Wednesday, March 18: Child Psycology Class to Roosevelt Children's Center 7:50am-10:50am
  • Monday, May 18. Physics Day at Darien Lake 9:00 am-6:30 pm. Contact Aaron Harrington.
  • Friday, November 22 and Monday, November 25: Global 9 Multiple Faith Locations Field Trip. Contact: Dan Micciche.
  • Wednesday, January 8: Rochester Museum & Science Center 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Contact Aaron Harrington.

Close Up/Share a Pic

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BitMoji of the Week: Who is it?

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The Newark High School Mission, Vision and Values

The Newark High School Mission: We are a school community with deeply held hometown pride, committed to readying young people to be life-long learners with experiences aimed at continuously motivating us to hone our skills in the complex tasks of teaching and learning. Our community is devoted to providing supports for the aspirations of our adolescents as they mature into adults with ambitious plans for college and careers.

The Newark High School Vision: Staff embody the school values and impart confidence while providing an inviting classroom environment with clear expectations and specific academic and behavioral goals. Students embody the school values through intellectual and emotional perseverance. Families embody the school values while remaining actively involved as advocates for their children and supporters of the school programs and staff.

The Newark High School Values: Safe, Responsible, Respectful and A Community.